I am a senior researcher taking a network perspective on complex systems. In particular, I pursue a data-driven research approach which includes both applied and theoretical research on the modeling and analysis of networked systems. The systems I study include socio-technical systems found in collaborative software engineering processes and information systems, distributed technical systems like computer networks and Peer-to-Peer systems, as well as social and biological systems that can be studied from a network perspective.
I have a background in computer science and mathematics and my approach can best be described as interdisciplinary, combining perspectives from computer science, data science, statistics, network science, and statistical physics. My work experience covers research in social and information networks, distributed systems and computer networks, P2P systems, distributed virtual reality and collaborative software engineering. From my involvement in the design and implementation of the Peer-to-Peer Event Monitoring System of the ATLAS detector at CERN, I also have practical experience in software engineering, as well as in the design of large-scale, real-time data processing systems.
I currently research and teach at the Chair of Systems Design, headed by Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Schweitzer at ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Since October 2014, I am also a Juniorfellow of the German Informatics Society (GI e.V.).
On this private webpage, you will primarily find information about my academic activities. Being a passionate amateur photographer and astrophotographer, you will also find some of my photographic works in my gallery.